• Syncopate

    On Saturday, January 14th, the International Competition for High School A Cappella (ICHSA), which is organized by the Varsity Vocals organization, staged a Quarterfinals Competition at Reynolds Ausitorium. (Groups internationally that wanted to compete submited a 10 minute video of a set, and of those submitted, several were chosen to compete in Quarterfinals).  The Southeastern Quarterfinals were held at our Auditorium (and RJR sponsored this event).  Eight different groups competed (and among them was RJR's Syncopate....which is an all-female a capella group).  The top three groups in at each of the quarterfinals move on to Semi-finals in Winter Park, FL on March 25....to compete against the other Quarterfinal winners.
    From there, the winner will move on to the Finals in New York City in April.
    This was Syncopate's first year of competing. They chose the songs, arranged the music, created their outfits, choreographed the movements, and seemingly endlessly rehearsed the set.  All of the participants were thrilled in being selected as the 3rd place finisher...which means they will be going to Florida to compete again!  They are ready to bring their message (women empowerment) to the semifinals... and hopefully move on to the finals!
    To see all of the winners chosen, go to:  ( * ).
    To see a video of their performance, click here ( * ).
    To go to the Alumni homepage, click here ( * ).